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700 AIRLIFT SQUADRON (AFRC)

Posted 8/23/2010 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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Lineage. Constituted as 700 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 20 Mar 1943. Activated on 1 Apr 1943. Redesignated as 700 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 12 Sep 1945. Redesignated as 700 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 13 May 1947. Activated in the Reserve on 12 Jul 1947. Inactivated on 27 Jun 1949. Redesignated as 700 Fighter-Bomber Squadron on 24 Jun 1952. Activated in the Reserve on 8 Jul 1952. Redesignated as: 700 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 6 Sep 1957; 700 Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault on 25 Sep 1958. Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Redesignated as: 700 Troop Carrier Squadron, Heavy on 8 Jul 1965; 700 Air Transport Squadron, Heavy on 1 Dec 1965; 700 Military Airlift Squadron on 1 Jan 1966. Ordered to active service on 26 Jan 1968. Relieved from active duty on 2 Jun 1969. Redesignated as: 700 Tactical Airlift Squadron on 1 Apr 1972; 700 Airlift Squadron on 1 Feb 1992.
 
Assignments. 445 Bombardment Group, 1 Apr 1943-12 Sep 1945. 445 Bombardment Group, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. 445 Fighter-Bomber (later, 445 Troop Carrier) Group, 8 Jul 1952; 445 Troop Carrier Wing, 25 Sep 1958; 918 Troop Carrier (later, 918 Air Transport; 918 Military Airlift; 918 Tactical Airlift) Group, 11 Feb 1963; 94 Tactical Airlift (later, 94 Airlift) Wing, 1 Sep 1975; 94 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.
 
Stations. Gowen Field, ID, 1 Apr 1943; Wendover Field, UT, 8 Jun 1943; Sioux City AAB, IA, 8 Jul-20 Oct 1943; Tibenham, England, 2 Nov 1943-30 May 1945; Fort Dix AAB, NJ, c. 9 Jun-12 Sep 1945. McChord Field, WA, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Buffalo, NY, 8 Jul 1952; Niagara Falls Muni Aprt, NY, 15 Jun 1955; Dobbins AFB (later, Dobbins ARB), GA, 16 Nov 1957-.
 
Commanders. Capt Irving H. Ward, 1 Apr 1943; Lt Col Carl Fleming Jr., by 8 Jun 1943; Maj Don W. McCoy, Apr 1944; Maj James W. Graham Jr., Sep 1944; Maj John T. Burke, by Jan 1945; unkn, May-12 Sep 1945. Unkn, 12 Jul 1947-27 Jun 1949. Unkn, 8 Jul 1952-1959; Maj C. W. Parker, by Jun 1959; Lt Col William E. Feast, Oct 1959; Lt Col Edwin R. Johnston, by Jun 1961; Maj Charles G. Phillips, by Jun 1963; Lt Col Edwin R. Johnston, by Jun 1964; Lt Col James C. Brown, by Dec 1966; Lt Col Oren K. Armstrong, by Jun 1968; Lt Col Clifford D. Lyon, 18 Oct 1968; Col Douglas B. Moore, by Jun 1969; Lt Col David L. Seitz, by Jun 1971; Lt Col D. L. Henry, by Sep 1972; Lt Col T. E. Wood, by Dec 1972; unkn, Sep 1975-Jun 1979; Lt Col Larry L. Bandy, by Jul 1979; Lt Col Irving B. Johnson Jr. by Dec 1979; Lt Col R. O. Symmes, by Jan 1982; unkn, Jul 1982-1984; Lt Col William F. Haber, by Jan 1985; Col Edwin B. Jelks III, by Sep 1987; Lt Col. Frederick E. Boatwright, 1 Apr 1989; Lt Col Paul K. Willis, 3 Dec 1989; Lt Col Nathan L. Mason, 28 Nov 1991; Lt Col Richard A. Pitts Jr., 10 Jul 1993; Col Lawrence N. Barton Jr., 6 May 1995; Lt Col James D. Hite, 2 Feb 1997; Lt Col Randall C. Hill, 2 Sep 1999; Col Daniel Kornacki, Jul 2000; Col Kevin McNeight, 19 Apr 2004; Lt Col Dave Salisbury, Feb 2007-.
 
Aircraft. B-24, 1943-1945. Unkn, 1947-1949. T-6, 1952-1955; F-51, 1953-1954; F-80, 1953-1956; F-84, 1955-1957; C-119, 1957-1958; C-123, 1957-1965; C-124, 1965-1972; C-7, 1972-1982; C-130, 1982-.
 
Operations. Combat in European Theater of Operations (ETO), 13 Dec 1943-25 Apr 1945. Trained for bombardment missions, 1947-1949, and for fighter-bomber missions, 1952-1957. Since 1957, provided tactical airlift to include airdrop, airland, and air evacuation of personnel and equipment. Trained C-130 aircrews for the USAF to provide air transportation for deployments, humanitarian airlift missions and aeromedical evacuations, 2000-.
 
Service Streamers. None.

Campaign Streamers. World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater. Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.
 
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.

Decorations. Distinguished Unit Citation: Gotha, Germany, 24 Feb 1944. Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards: 26 Jan 1968-31 Mar 1969; 1 Apr 1971-30 Jun 1972; 1 Jul 1972-15 Mar 1974; 1 Jan 1976-30 Nov 1977; 1 Jan 1981-31 Dec 1982; 1 Jan 1984-31 Jul 1985; 15 Aug 1987-14 Aug 1989; 30 Aug 1990-29 Aug 1992; 16 Aug 1992-15 Aug 1994; 16 Aug 1995-15 Aug 1997. French Croix de Guerre with Palm: Dec 1943-Feb 1945. Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm: 1 Apr 1966-31 Mar 1972.
 
Lineage, Assignments, Stations, and Honors through Jul 2010.

Commanders, Aircraft, and Operations through Jun 2010.

Supersedes statement prepared on 12 Apr 2000.
 
Emblem. Approved on 13 Dec 1973.

Prepared by Patsy Robertson.
 
Reviewed by Daniel Haulman.







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